Thursday, November 24, 2011

Greens on Palestine

Kennedy Graham of the Greens has written an interesting article on Palestinian membership of Unesco

On the whole, I find Kennedy a LOT more level headed than Keith Locke (infamously "his colleagues Hamas").  The Greens need to be moderate towards Israel if they wish to capture the mainstream vote.  That will be a hard sell to the Green party faithful .. the ones that blame the Mossad for 9/11 and don't want Israel.

Full marks also to Kennedy for being brave enough to speak at Auckland Hebrew Congregation's election debate.

I won't post my private e-mail exchange with Kennedy, but I will note that he was surprised that Mahmoud Abbas does not want Jews living in Palestine, and didn't realise this was the case!